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PAXTON — Robert “Bob” Allen Dover, 58, of Paxton, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at the family farmhouse.

GIBSON CITY — Loran A. Harris, 75, of Gibson City, died at 3:23 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019, at the McLean County Nursing Home in Normal surrounded by his loving family.

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ROBERTS — With the warmth of a sunny day and angels to guide her way, Linda Kay Weber of Roberts flew with courage and dignity to meet her savior on Easter Sunday.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

ROBERTS — Linda Kay Weber, 72, of Roberts, died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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ASHKUM — Michelle A. Redenius, 58, of Ashkum, mother of an Onarga resident, died Sunday, April 21, 2019.

GIFFORD — Lucille Evelyn Osterbur, 85, of Royal, mother of a Thawville resident and sister of a Rankin resident, died at 4:22 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Country Health Care & Rehab in Gifford.

HOOPESTON — Betty J. Chandler, 93, of Hoopeston and formerly of Cissna Park, mother of a Loda resident, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Autumn Fields Adult Community in Hoopeston.

GILMAN — Lyal A. Mueller, 65, of Gilman, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

GIBSON CITY — Nancy Ehmann, 88, of Gibson City, formerly of Champaign, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at Heritage Manor in Gibson City.

BUCKLEY — Robert A. “Bob” Killion, 64, of Buckley, died at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

GIBSON CITY — David Smith, 81, of Gibson City, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.  

GIBSON CITY — Jack W. Royal, 84, of Gibson City, died at 7:44 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, surrounded by his family at his residence.

PAXTON — Edwina F. Campbell, 96, a lifelong Paxton resident, died at 7:05 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton.

PAXTON — Rufus Leroy Newsom, 85, of Paxton, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at his home.

CISSNA PARK — Joe Killion, 50, of Cissna Park, died on the morning of Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

FORREST — Luci G. (Kaeb) Slagel, 53, of Forrest, daughter of a Cissna Park resident, died at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.Private visitation for close friends and family was Monday, April 1, at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Fairbury followed by…

ONARGA — Sandy Olson, 79, of Onarga, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.Private burial will be in the Onarga Cemetery with arrangements handled by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.

GIBSON CITY — Jean Kerchenfaut, 78, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Gibson City, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019.A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at the First Christian Church in Gibson City. Interment will be at the Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City. Rosenbaum Funeral Home…

FISHER — Patricia "Pat" Wilson, 72, of Fisher, mother and sister of area residents, died on the evening of Sunday, March 24, 2019, at her home.Her ashes will be placed beside her husband in a private service at Willowbrook Cemetery, Fisher. At a later date, the family will plan a celebration…

PAXTON — Shirley Ann Mineer, 90, of Paxton, died at 12:52 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.

GIBSON CITY — Lt. Anthony C. "Tony" Row, 44, of Gibson City, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home in Gibson City surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

GIBSON CITY — Tony Row, 44, of Gibson City, died Saturday, March 23, 2019.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Rosenbaum Funeral Home, 925 N. IL-47, Gibson City.

ONARGA — Clarence H. Kuipers, 98, of Onarga, grandfather of a Paxton resident, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Piper City Rehab & Living Center.Public visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. Private family graveside services will …

MESA, Ariz. — Ruth Lucille Hilligoss Puffer, 91, of Arizona, formerly of Bayles Lake in rural Loda, died at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona.

LAKE CITY, Minn. — Laurie Ann Withers, 51, of Lake City, Minn., formerly of Paxton, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Lake City, Minn.

CISSNA PARK — Charles Andrew Allen, 90, of Cissna Park, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.

CHAMPAIGN — "Attis" Marion Christman, 85, of Champaign, father of a Gibson City resident, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City. 

DANVILLE — Brian Kelly O’Neill, 42, of Danville, brother of a Paxton resident, died at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.According to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and there are not any services. The family has entrusted the Blurton F…

MARCELINE, Mo. — Robert D. Johnson, 92, of Marceline, Mo., a graduate of Loda High School, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Life Care Center in Brookfield, Mo.

GIBSON CITY — Gary J. Keim, 78, of Gibson City, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Gibson City Area Hospital Annex.

CABERY — Patricia Ann Essington, 86, of Cabery, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Miller Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee.Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 15, with a memorial service following at noon. Inurnment …

GIBSON CITY — Bernard O. "Bernie" Erwin, 85, of Gibson City, formerly of Paxton, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday March 8, 2019, at his home in Gibson City.

WATSEKA — Josephine Fortner, 81, of Watseka, mother of a Roberts resident, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Watseka.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Private funeral services and interment will be held.

PAXTON — Audrey Naomi Smith, 85, of Paxton, died at 10:47 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.A private burial will be held in Glen Cemetery in Paxton. Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is handling arrangements.

NEWMAN — Frances Geraldine "Gerry" Hoch, 88, of rural Allerton, mother of a Buckley resident, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Newman Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Newman.

GIBSON CITY — Kyle A. Burdette, 47, of Gibson City, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.A celebration of his life will be at noon Monday, March 18, at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, March 18, at the fune…

PAXTON — Robert "Bob" William Buler Sr., 67, of Paxton, was surrounded by his family when he went to heaven on Friday, March 8, 2019.

THAWVILLE — Kathy L. Espinoza, 56, of Thawville, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at her residence.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Br…

AULT, Colo. — Betty Jean Landes Janssen, 88, of Ault, Colo., formerly of Buckley, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Good Samaritan Society’s Bonell Community facility in Greeley, Colo.A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the First Baptist …

PAXTON — Janis Ann "Jan" Ostendorf, 61, of Paxton, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.A celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date. Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is assisting the family with arrangements. 

PAXTON — Laurie Pamela Sue Swan, 58, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Paxton, died at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at her home.

RANTOUL — William L. McCormick, 89, of Rantoul, brother of a Paxton resident, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Betty Trickel passed away of natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, with family at her side. She went home to be with her Savior and family who had gone before: parents Harry and Eva Piper, brother Hubert and husband John Trickel after 66 years of marriage.

GIBSON CITY — Rosella M. Jesse, 94, of Gibson City, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City.

PAXTON — Mr. Philip W. K. Sweet Jr., former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Northern Trust Corp. and former head of The Frederick Community Bank in Paxton and Cissna Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2. He was 91.

HOOPESTON — Paul Sidney Greene, 94, of East Lynn and Hoopeston, father of a Rankin resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

PIPER CITY — Ember Lou Eigenbauer, 10 months, of Piper City, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.She was born April 26, 2018, in Peoria, the daughter of Michael…

LeROY — Dominic Jarell "Dom" Mackins, 34, of LeRoy, formerly of Loda, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at his home.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. A celebration of his life will be held a later date.Mr. Mackins wa…

CRESCENT CITY — Donald M. Munsterman, 98, of Crescent City, father of an Onarga resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

URBANA — Shirley Jean Arledge, 85, of Urbana, formerly of Olney, mother of a Paxton resident, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare in Paxton.A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Crest Haven Memorial Park, Claremont.

BUCKLEY — Betty Jane Plath, 83, of Gibson City, formerly of Buckley, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at the Villas of Holly Brook in Gibson City.

PAXTON — Gloria Ann Bott, 80, of Paxton, died at 7:16 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at Accolade Heathcare of Paxton Senior Living.

RANTOUL — William "Bill" Green, 57, of Rantoul, father of a Gibson City resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.A celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date. Lux Memorial Chapel in Rantoul is handling the arrangements.Mr. Green was b…